They said you will never make it, but you WILL. They said you will quit, but you will PERSEVERE and FIGHT through every obstacle that comes your way. They said that you don’t have what it takes, but you will PROVE them ALL wrong. Not only will you have success, but you will have peace and joy within. Don't compromise on your character and TACKLE everything with dignity. Don't allow any challenge to discourage you, because trust me when I say there is a WINNER in you. You will doubt yourself at times, but don't allow anything or anybody to keep you down. You WILL make it! DON'T GIVE UP!!!💪🙌💊💉🔬
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𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐟𝐥𝐮 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬?
When you have a cold, the lining of the nose become inflamed and irritated causing an increase flow of blood. This stimulate excess mucus production in the nose, causing a runny nose. The inflammation also causes the nasal passage to be narrowed, causing stuffy, blocked nose feeling.
The right medicine to use will depend on your symptoms.
•Eucalyptus oil (olbas oil) has a mild decongestant property and it can relieve blocked nose. If you are having a stuffy nose then steam inhalation is ideal. Steam helps to loosen the mucus in the nostril.
•Decongestant nasal spray (Otrivine): Nasal spray containing oxymetazoline, phenylephrine will help constrict the bloods vessels in the nose and reduce the swelling and inflammation.
•Oral Decogestants (Sudafed ): pseudoephedrin, phenylepherine are all available as tablets or liquids. Through constriction, they decrease blood flow int the linings of the nose and sinuses, which reduces the feeling of congestion and reduces the production of mucus.
•Saline nasal sprays help to break congestion in the nose. It also removes bacteria and viruses.
Always read the patient information leaflet and speak to your healthcare provider. •
👉Rosacea is a common but poorly understood long-term skin condition that mainly affects the face.
👉Symptoms often begin with episodes of flushing, where the skin turns red, burning and stinging sensations, spots (papules and pustules), small blood vessels in the skin becoming visible.
👀Rosacea is a relapsing condition, which means there are periods when symptoms are particularly bad, but less severe at others.
👁The exact cause of rosacea is unknown, but there have been suggestions of abnormalities in the blood vessels, a reaction to microscopic mites found on the face, exposure to sunlight, stress, etc.
📚For most people, treatment involves a combination of self-help measures and medication, such as:
• avoiding known triggers – e.g. alcohol or caffeine
• creams and gels – medications applied directly to the skin to reduce spots and redness
🗣Many people with rosacea have reported feelings of low self-esteem, embarrassment and frustration.
📈If you have rosacea, take comfort in knowing you're not alone. There are millions of people living with the condition in the UK and across the world.
💒You can find support and information from
the National Rosacea Society – an American charity whose website has useful information and advice for people with rosacea.
👉If you have any questions drop me a message. For more information on health and wellbeing please follow @aida.pharmacist 💝
I’m really loving using the #erincondren Teacher Lesson Planner this semester! It’s not just for teachers (obviously) and I’m loving it as a graduate student. Thanks @iamerincondren for releasing such a versatile product!
It is helpful to be able to sort everything out by class and I’ve got enough space that I can not only write what we’ll be covering in class, but also what assignments I have and most importantly for this current week: which material will be covered on exams or quizzes.
Having everything laid out this way helps me to see exactly what I’ll need to do and when, especially when preparing for 3 exams in 3 days!
Same person thinks that the flu shot gives you the flu smh
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🙏🏻How to Nurture Your Networking and Grow Your #Pharmacy Career🥇
🗣Join this! Do that! All at the SAME TIME- oh yea, and don't forget to do your homework and study for the 8 exams you have... THIS WEEK!
👩🏼🏫If you're a #pharmacystudent you KNOW the above demands are not too far from reality. Time is not just limited- it seems to never EXIST outside of work, projects and having your nose to the grindstone. 🤷🏻♂️There are a lot of awesome opportunities to get involved IN #pharmacyschool and beyond as a #pharmacist - but which ones will be worth your time? What endeavor(s) will give you the best return on your investment? That's what we cover in this week's podcast, recorded LIVE at @duquesnepharm Duquesne University School of Pharmacy with Allegheny County Pharmacist's Association President Amy Woods, PharmD, and pharmacy student @papharmacists PPA Duquesne Chapter President @sydney_keremes Sydney Keremes, PharmD(c).
🔊 TOPICS COVERED IN THIS PODCAST:
🔥 The 3 levels of mentorship to elevate your pharmacy career
🔥 Why being involved in a pharmacy organization is essential
🔥 How to maximize your pharmacy conference experience
🔥 Getting value from your membership dues
🔥 Top tips from leaders in pharmacy to nurture your networking skills
👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻check my bio for the podcast episode👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
✏️✅Be sure to SUBSCRIBE on any of your favorite podcast apps including iTunes, SoundCloud, Spotify, iHeart Radio, + more!🔗 Link in bio 👆🏻
Did you know you can make 𝟒𝟎𝐱 more money on interest in an online high yield savings account?
The reason internet banks can offer 40 times more interest is because they don’t have to spend money building thousands of branches and hiring people to fill them. The major drawback is convenience: It will take you a couple of days to access your money, whereas you get instant access, and lots of ATMs, with big banks like Chase and Wells Fargo.
Here are several trustworthy online banks that I would consider:
Marcus by Goldman Sachs
American Express Personal Savings
♥️ CARDIOLOGY ♥️
cardiology is a field of medicine that deals with the heart. the heart can essentially be divided into 4 sub-systems and cardiologists help manage all of these: valve problems (aortic stenosis), pumping/contractility problems (heart failure), electrical/conduction problems (atrial fibrillation), and arterial problems (coronary artery disease). Some problems, like heart attacks, can fall into more than one of these categories.
cardiologists go to medical school, complete a 3 year residency in internal medicine, followed by a 3 year cardio fellowship in order to specialize. cardiology also has multiple sub-specialties (i.e. interventional cardiology) which require extra years of fellowship training. 😱
this cardio rotation has me in my element. despite the 12 hour long days and stressing out about interviews, I’m having a lot of fun and really enjoying it. cardio has always been one of my favorite systems to learn about and reading EKGs all day has me on cloud 9 🤓 getting better at picking up details on EKGs as the days go by, finally getting the hang of reading echos, and still struggling hard to figure out how the heck to read angiograms. learning how to manage acute and chronic MIs, lots of heart failure, valve disease, arrhythmias, and pre-operative risk assessments. 🗒
what I really love about this rotation is getting to see the advanced procedures. not only have I had the opportunity to watch a cardiac catheterization, but also a transesophageal echo, and insertion of some pretty nifty tools that I had never heard about previously (like the CARDIOMEMS system).🔬
looking forward to 2 and a half more weeks of this glory😍 perhaps my goal is to be like @theveggiemd
Meet 나으리 (Na-Uh-Ree) ~
He has to be the most adorable visitor at the pharmacy 🐶❤️ The other day I was told that raising a dog increases your longevity by 30%.. I can see why ~ It’s healthy and vital for us to release our so called “Happiness Hormones”- endorphins, dopamine and serotonin to biologically feel “happy”. Whether it’s by raising a dog, or enjoying your favorite hobby, I think it’s so important for us to make sure to put time aside from our schedule to incorporate and engage in activities that help us release stress and make us feel alive.
Working diligently towards your dreams and goals is awesome, but make sure to constantly keep yourself in check to see what you need from within. If you learn to prioritize your own mental health, your outlook on life will be clearer, and in turn, have the leisure in your heart to treat others kindly. People always talk about self love this self love that- and that starts with a HEALTHY body and mind. Let’s work together to relentlessly mend our own selves, so that we only have positivity to share with one another. ✨ #pomeranian
Both of the push up variations (videos 2 & 4) I did tonight absolutely destroyed me ☠️ Either I’ve gotten really weak or maybe they’re just challenging 🤷🏼♀️ Either way, I could probably train chest more often to get better at them! Practice & persistence is key! ——————————————————————————————— Quick chest and triceps workout this evening and now back to studying about cyclosporine and tacrolimus 💊 I’d say the hardest part of P4 rotations thus far is accepting that I’m not an expert in everything and that I can’t become in expert in 5 weeks. BUT I WANT TO 😭 I want to have all the knowledge and tools right in my back pocket so that when a provider asks a question I already know the answer without hesitation. I want to have all the knowledge and experience floating around in my brain so that when asked a question I can quickly analyze it from every possible viewpoint/angle. But this only comes with practice and time! ——————————————————————————————
It reminds me of how I felt when I first started my fitness journey. How I wanted to have my ideal physique after 1 month of working out and I wanted magic macros and everything to be perfect. But that’s not how it works! Practice and persistence! I kept at the gymnasium thing! I kept at the IIFYM thing! I learned and researched along the way and now I am very proud at how far I’ve come! ——————————————————————————————— So becoming a great and knowledgeable oncology pharmacist will come with time! Just gotta keep at it 🤓 ... and essentially learn another language because the chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies names just seem to be getting crazier and crazier 😅 ——————————————————————————————— Outfit @jednorthwomen 😍
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Me : What should my caption be? @thicctorialifts : Taking applications for anyone willing to sprinkle pumpkin spice sprinkles over my... 🎃 😂 Special prize to the person who can guess the finished sentence correctly. #pumpkinspice#shesospicy#pumpday
Pharmacists in California will be able to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor's prescription after Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Monday that supporters say will greatly reduce the spread the infection. Advocates of Senate Bill 159 say California is the first state to authorize pre-exposure prophylaxis, also called PrEP, and post-exposure prophylaxis, known as PEP, without prescriptions. California is already considered a leader in HIV/AIDS prevention, they say.
7 signs you're building wealth faster than you think:
✅ You max out your retirement accounts every year
✅ You're thoughtful, but not obsessive, about your investment choices
✅ You're focused on the 'big wins'
✅ You don't keep too much cash
✅ Your income is higher than last year, but your spending hasn't changed
✅ You have no high-interest debt
✅ You have financial goals and a plan to achieve them
Thank you letters! ✉️ It’s important to take the time to write thank you cards! Saying thank you is one thing, writing a thank you is another thing! This is for a professor who took the time to do something really special for me so I wanted to make sure to thank them. It will go a long way. People remember things like this as they are so obsolete Today’s exam sucked. Just being honest. But here’s to the rest of the week!
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…a controversial topic, I know. Cannabinoids (active compounds in marijuana) target CB1/CB2 receptors, inhibiting neurons from sending signals of pain, anxiety, and nausea to name a few. Cannabidiol (CBD) has been found to have pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, anti-vomitting, and anxiety-reducing effects without the “high”, and its been observed that patients with chronic pain have benefited from CBD.* CBD is safer, harder to overdose on, and less addictive than the traditional opiate pain medications, and can replace Advil/other NSAIDs in those with renal failure (Harvard Health Blog - Medical Marijuana). Although medical marijuana is a new topic and lacks substantial research, as a future healthcare professional, I want to keep an open mind and educate myself on marijuana’s health benefits as well as its cost-effectiveness. If there’s a natural solution to chronic pain, why NOT take advantage of it. If we have the option to prescribe less medications to reduce drug-drug interactions and side effects, why not? What are your thoughts? *Information from a lecture on Cannabis as Medicine led by a past Chief of Hematology and Oncology at UCSF.
Message me if you want to discuss - I’d love to learn more on what you think!
Just in case, you are wondering, I’m still alive and well 😅 I have been busy moving back home and continuing with my rotation schedule. I want to use this post as an update on what I did this past September and this picture just encapsulates everything perfectly. So I finally had a rotation in Ambulantory Care Pharmacy with a focus on Diabetes. This is something that I am also very passionate about 😊During my time at Eskenazi Health, my team collaborated with physicians, at two outpatient clinics, to help patients manage not only their diabetes but also other chronic health problems such hypertension and hyperlipidemia. During this rotation, I had more opportunities to counsel patients and to aid my preceptor in adjusting patient’s medications. One of unique things about this rotation was that most of the patients we worked with were either hispanic patients who didn’t speak English or patient with mental health problems. This added an extra layer of challenge on top of an already very difficult topic such as diabetes. I learned to become more creative in curating my treatment plan and more transparent when in interacting with these patients. Fortunately, I got to work with two amazing fellow Purdue classmates, @flightlessbyrde and @nicholeflaspohler We shared our knowledge and skills and I learned so much from them. This is by far the most challenging rotation I have had, but I had grown so much from this experience. It also marks the half of my rotation schedule. The end is getting closer and I can’t wait to get there #pharmacy#ambulatorycare#pharmacystudent#purdue#eskenazihealth#indy
Studying on campus and #tbt UW's Suzzallo library. Where do you study best? Library or cafe?
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PICU ROTATION DAY IN THE LIFE
Hi Friends! Sorry I have been kinda MIA lately! I am in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) this month and it has been really intense- but I’m learning a TON and am enjoying it. Now that I am (almost) halfway through, I thought I would catch you up on my typical day!
▪️6:45-7:00am: Arrive at the hospital and go to the pediatric pharmacy office outside the PICU/NICU. During this time, I work up the patients for that day, and FYI- I have been working them up by system (“head to toe” approach) and it’s working pretty well!
▪️8:00am-??: ROUNDS. PICU rounds begin at 8 and last until however long it takes us, as the PICU can hold up to 16 patients. Our rounding team is pretty big, with 4-5 medical residents, a pediatric critical care fellow, an attending, charge nurse, dietician, respiratory therapists, medical students, and of course the pharmacist!
▪️11:00-12:00. Discuss patients. The pharmacy resident and I usually take turns presenting the patients to our preceptor, who then asks us follow-up questions. This “question lightning round” is usually stressful for me since I never know what my preceptor will ask, but I think I’ve gotten better at anticipating some of the questions, and also being ok with having to look up answers!
▪️12:00-1:00: Lunch/Case Conferences/Meetings. We usually eat from 12-1 and sometimes attend different presentations. For example, every Tuesday one of the Peds Crit Care Fellows presents a case!
▪️1:00-3:00pm: Topic Discussions. Most afternoons, we have a topic discussion led by Peds preceptors or residents. For example, this week we have Transplant, Status Epilepticus, and Acid/Base.
▪️3:00-4:30pm: Finish up any Med Recs or I-Vents. As the pharmacy student in the PICU this month, I am responsible for doing all the Med Recs, which I actually really enjoy because it gives me a chance to talk to the patients’ parents. I also help the pharmacy resident work on any “I-Vents,” my hospital’s phrase for how we document any therapeutic drug monitoring. I was surprised to see how different vancomycin TDM is for Peds compared to adults!
And that is a typical day! Any specific questions??
Did you know thousands of children end up in the emergency department each year because of unsupervised medication ingestion? Safe medication storage is key to preventing these tragedies. A few tips to remember:
✨Put medicines and vitamins away after every time you use them
✨Place them high and out of sight of children •
✨Use the child safety cap and lock on medication bottles •
✨Educate children about what medicine and vitamins are and never refer to them as candy
My secret hair care product is . . . ——————————————————————————————— JK you guys already know. It is @fanola no yellow shampoo! 😍
I have been using their no yellow shampoo for a little over a year now and LOVE IT! It keeps my hair nice and icy blonde ❄️ so that I can continue to embrace my inner Khaleesi vibes. 🙃🧝🏻♀️ I usually use the shampoo once a week or once every other week. The shampoo doesn't stain your hands or your shower. Sometimes if I don't dilute the shampoo down with regular shampoo it will leave a purple hue in my hair … but I actually like this. 🤗 To any of my fellow blondes out there that want an icy color, this shampoo is a MUST! 😍
Any who, on the the good stuff!
I have partnered up with @fanola to giveaway a bottle of their Vegan No Yellow Shampoo
to one lucky winner! Rules are below*
1. Follow me & @fanola
2. Like this photo
3. Tag someone who you know would love this shampoo!
* Open to US and Canada residents only. Winner will receive one 350 mL bottle of Vegan No Yellow Shampoo ——————————————————————————————— I will pick the winner on Friday b/c I will be busy busy busy in the BMT clinic all week 🤓